How should the cities of the future be? How has planning evolved throughout history? How does the urban environment in which we live affect our lives? What urban values should be strengthened? Rethinking the city is the ultimate goal of this book.
Cómo deberían ser las ciudades del futuro? ¿Cómo ha ..
Naomi and Nathan thrive on the yellow journalism of the social-media age. Naomi finds herself drawn to the headlines surrounding, Célestine and Aristide, Marxist philosophers and sexual libertines. Célestine has been found dead, and Aristide has disappeared. Naomi discovers the news story may only s..
Mark Greif channels the thought and spirit of the greatest of American dissenters, Henry David Thoreau, with each learned, original, entertaining, and serious essay in Against Everything. They are the work of a young intellectual that is reinventing and reinvigorating what intellectuals can be and s..
In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Yet, argues Slavoj Zizek, it is only when we have admitted to ourselves that our situation is completely hopeless that fundamental change can be brough..
Nora goes out to dinner with some friends. After some drinks a man tries to seduce her; she refuses but is sexually assaulted. In the struggle, he hits his head and she escapes. Her sister Susan takes cares of their dying mother. From letters and photographs that Susan finds, readers get to know the..
In 1946 during the Inter-Alliance Games of Berlin, the World laughed when they saw the clumsy looking man on the poster for Czechoslovakia. But as he accelerated during the 5000 metre race and crossed the finish line alone, the spectators exploded into cheers. Émil Zapotek seemed invincible after tw..
During the Inter-Alliance Games of Berlin, the World laughed when they saw Émil Zapotek. But after two Olympic Games he seemed invincible, not even the Czechoslovakian regime could stop him. Émil runs against decadence, and he smiles, even in the Uranium mines where he was banished to for supporting..
This work gathers material from the newspaper La Nación between 2006 and 2011, covering the great events that occurred to Liniers in that period, but also small details of his daily life. An approach full of sensitivity, intelligence, and humor. / Cosas que te pasan si estás vivo, que reúne materia..
This is Nabokov's penultimate novel, a literary tour de force whose protagonist is Hugh Person, a young North American editor who goes on various trips to Switzerland over the years. It was here that his father travelled to for the last time in his life and where Hugh should meet a distinguished wri..
Jérôme Angust, a bussiness man, is waiting at the airport gate for his delayed flight. He starts reading a book to kill time until an unknown man, Textor Texel, tries to start a conversation with him; despite Jérôme's lack of interest in the conversation, he slowly gets involved in a nightmare at th..
In the mid-eighteenth century, Alister Cox, the most prestigious watchmaker in Europe, arrives on the shores of China invited by the all-powerful Emperor Quiánlóng, who wants to make him some very special watches. As the artisan shapes his precise machinery, he begins to realize that he is like a pr..
The death of Matthias Bertomeu launches the mechanisms that make up this book and shows lives that rose on dark ground. Chirbes offers a stunning panorama: family as property values, real estate speculation, dark business, drugs, sex as currency, corruption that runs through the body of a troubled s..